The obese and murderous David Guth, age 60
Liberals The Left are such tolerant, open-minded, bleeding-heart, pro-multicultural, downright nice people!
Katherine Timpf reports for Campus Reform that on Sept. 16, 2013 — the same day as the massacre at the Navy Yard in Washington, DC which left 13 people dead including the shooter — David Guth, a Journalism professor at the University of Kansas (KU) tweeted that he would like to see the murder of children of National Rifle Association (NRA) members at the hands of the next deranged gunman.
“#NavyYardShooting The blood is on the hands of the #NRA. Next time, let it be YOUR sons and daughters. Shame on you. May God damn you.”
Guth is an associate professor (which means he’s tenured) of Journalism at KU’s William Allen White School of Journalism. Guth also served as the associate dean of the journalism school from July 2004 to July 2009.
Speaking with Campus Reform on Wednesday, Guth confirmed it was he who had sent the hateful tweet: “Hell no, hell no, I do not regret that Tweet. I don’t take it back one bit.”
When other Twitter users criticized Guth for calling for the death of children, he tweeted in response, “God’s justice takes many forms” (which is hilarious because I doubt Guth believes in God, unless of course it’s a demon-god.)
Then the journalism associate professor repeated his tweet on his personal blog Snapping Turtle:
“I don’t wish what happened today [Navy Yard massacre] on anyone. But if it does happen again — and it likely will — may it happen to those misguided miscreants who suggest that today’s death toll at the Navy Yard would have been lower if the employees there were allowed to pack heat.”
In his interview with Campus Reform, Guth also wished “a pox on our Congress and a pox on the NRA” for not instituting gun control policies to prevent mass shootings. “It absolutely appalls me that after Newtown, we could not have come to some kind of sane agreement on something as simple as the number of bullets in a magazine or the availability of assault weapons.”
For a journalism professor, Guth really should get his facts straight. Despite early rumors, the weapon used in the Navy Yard shooting was not an assault weapon, but a shotgun typically used for hunting small birds and wild game.
Although KU’s official school policy demands all in the community adhere to a standard of “inclusive learning and working environment at the University of Kansas,” the
administration eunuchs at KU told Campus Reform that they stand by Guth’s right to make his murderous hateful statements. University spokesman Jack Martin wrote in an email: “Faculty have their own social media accounts and use those to express personal opinions, but those opinions do not represent the university.”
Blah. Blah. Blah.
While Guth’s Twitter account is personal, his biography includes a link that directs to the school’s website. His biography describes Guth as “An Eastern Shoreman turned professor and historian. A devoted husband, father and dog owner. Most important: an independent thinker.”
An independent thinker?
Not only is Guth not an independent thinker, he’s also a poor teacher. His average rating on Rate My Professors is a grade of C.
Here’s a comment from one of his students: “Poor instructor, really arrogant, full of himself, places his personal and political opinions onto you. Do not recommend him.”
And I betcha the eunuchs at the University of Kansas wouldn’t be quite so tolerant if, instead of calling for the massacre of NRA children, Guth had called for killing the children of blacks, or Hispanics, or Muslims, or gays, or lesbians, or transgenders.
Located in Lawrence, Kansas, the University of Kansas is a public university and the largest university in the State of Kansas. That means it’s funded by Kansas taxpayers.
Here’s contact info for the University of Kansas:
David W. Guth
Ph: (785) 864-0683
President of the KU Board of Regents: Andy Tompkins
This morning, 4 days after Guth’s vicious tweet and after initially defending him, University of Kansas administration finally took action. David Guth is suspended, placed on “indefinite administrative leave pending a review of the entire situation.”
“His conduct violated acceptable standards for professional ethics,
University policies and Article V.2 and Article V.5 of the Faculty Code
of Conduct,” read’s the public notice on the school’s website. “This announcement represents public censure of Professor Guth for his actions.”
Read more, here.
UPDATE (Oct. 27):
On Oct. 25, 2013, University of Kansas announced that David Guth would return to work, but not to the classroom. Ann Brill, the dean of the School of Journalism, said Guth will work on assessment in preparation for the university’s accreditation. For his part, Guth issued a statement of apology: “My September 16 tweet following the Navy Yard shootings has caused a great deal of pain for many people, and for that I apologize. Some interpreted my tweet differently than it was intended: I don’t want anyone’s children hurt.” [Source]